Gauche the Cellist

Cello Hiki no Gauche (1982)

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The story concerns Gauche, a professional cellist. During rehearsals for a performance, he is scolded by the conductor because his playing is not good enough. His timing is off and he seems to have no "feel" for the music. Gauche returns to his lonely cottage and starts practicing. Then a cat enters who tricks him into understanding the inner meaning of the music. The importance of practice is shown by a cuckoo, rhythm by a badger and tenderness by a mouse. In four days he learns the true meaning and feeling of music and develops into a great musician. Laced with popular classical music this special combines fun and inspiration for all ages and audiences. (Source: AnimeNfo, edited)

User Rating: 2.58 ( 3 votes)


English: Gauche the Cellist
Japanese: セロ弾きのゴーシュ
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 23, 1982
Producers: Studio Ghibli
Studios: Oh! Production
Source: Book
Genres: Music, Kids, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 1 hr 3 min
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Isao Takahata – Director
Yasuo Urakami – Sound Director
Kazuo Komatsubara – Planning
Michio Mamiya – Music
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This movie is truly precious.


Strangely hypnotic and wonderfully reminiscent of Germanic fairy tales. Also gives a glimpse into a rural Japan that doesn’t exist anymore.


Nice simple story told exceptionally well, Nice aesthetic, Pacing is ace which is unusual, Weirdly comfy, I had a great time with this


Incredibly well-crafted. I wish I had watched this when I was younger because I would’ve loved it then.



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